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(Science: zoology) A European thrush (turdus iliacus). Its under wing coverts are orange red. Called also redwinged thrush. A North American passerine bird (Agelarius phoeniceus) of the family Icteridae. The male is black, with a conspicuous patch of bright red, bordered with orange, on each wing. Called also redwinged blackbird, red-winged troupial, marsh blackbird, and swamp blackbird.